octpfas_072713-8871Who knew?  While female toplessness is legal in all public spaces in New York State where male toplessness is permitted, the lovely parks near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge turn out not to be considered “public spaces in New York State.” Why? The explanation is a bit murky.  Either it’s because they’re run by a private corporation (the “Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation”?) or because it’s actually federal land, not New York State land, or both.

To which we say, feh. Parks, schmarks.  We’re New Yorkers. The pavements are our parks, the bricks are our beaches, and the sky belongs to everyone.

And if you believe the sight of bare breasts will ruin any parkgoer’s afternoon in the sun, we’ve got a bridge we’d like to sell you.